Colleen M. Sharkey is an environmental educator and naturalist. As a student, her work for the Master of Environment and Natural Resources is focused on conservation of native pollinators through education and outreach. Colleen is developing a pollinator garden tool kit and curriculum guide for educators working with primary students in schoolyard gardens & habitat areas. This work intends to guide community members in creating and sustaining gardens long-term, while also providing quality pollinator habitat. Colleen is involved with the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative, providing workshops, programs and activities for various events and audiences. Inspired by Doug Tallamy's book Bringing Nature Home, she is obsessed with converting her landscape to native plants and photographing the numerous species of insects that find their way into her backyard.
Stacey Fineran, advisor